August 5th, 2006


kuala lumpur yum yum

earlier this year, i suddenly discovered the joys of eating 'yong tau foo'. this literally translates into 'stuffed tofu', but the strange thing is, tofu is only one of the many types of things they stuff in this dish. :) common items are lady's fingers (my favourite), bittergourd slices, chillies, eggplant slices, mushrooms, fishballs, fishcakes, green leafy vegetables and a mindboggling collection of tofu in various forms. stuffings vary from place to place. they can be made from either plain fish paste, or a mixture of fish paste and minced meat (this rocks).

simply pick your desired items from the trays, and present them to your friendly 'yong tau foo' person for preparation. you can choose to have rice or noodles with your selected items, which can be served with soup or without.

seems very vegetarian doesn't it?

there's a great explanation of this dish [right here].

it's great way to detox. just avoid the fried items! (although the fried items are very yummy) :P

some time ago, i was on a day trip to kuala lumpur. an old friend, lokey, took me out for some kickass 'yong tau foo', done hakka style.

everything was really fresh. broth was very tasty and the very delicate noodles were drenched in heavenly sauce. that wasn't all. lokey had insisted we grab some of these dumplings filled with fish paste and salted egg yolk. these were sinfully fantastic! the other note-worthy items were the deep-fried intestines - crispy on the outside, bursting with juices and flavour on the inside.

t'was a real pity i only got to eat this wonderful meal in KL and was too tired for dinner or supper. lokey tells me the food there is pretty darn good and there's too much yumminess i've yet to munch on! but have no fear, i will be back up there for more food missons! :)

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kippo restaurant

@ keppel club.

some time back in june, i had my second visit to this popular restaurant, tucked away in keppel club. a couple of wonderful friends, penny and henry, were here on a (very) short visit and so, a small bunch of us converged for an excellent dinner.

the tofu dish came looking very much like salmon, and tasted absolutely divine. it was melt-in-your-mouth and extremely savoury. peking duck was the highlight of the meal (at least for me) and rocked like it did the previous time. beef cubes came in a little wok and were surprisingly tender (they didn't look like it). the prawns were butterflied which made them easy to peel, and quite yummy with the seasonings. a hugeass fish came after that, drenched in the most amazing sweet, sour and spicy sauce! so even though i was getting rather full, i could manage some of it. :P the last thing on the table was some red bean dessert which wasn't very spectacular.

definitely a great place to have group dinners, with family or with friends. :) thanks very muchly to leon the botak for sharing this excellent restaurant!

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shopping for comfort

comfort for the soul, comfort for the body. :)

i'm very much a PJ girl. when i lived in australia, i was always in my PJ's at home. i had seven sets of PJ's, from peter alexander's to paul frank's. since returning to singapore, my PJ's have been stashed away because the climate is just wrong for them. i have not bought any PJ's for more than 3 years, since leaving australia.

last month, i had a timeout period of a few weeks from a relationship before finally deciding to call it quits. one evening, during this timeout, i was on my way home when i passed la senza and wandered in to waste some time. i found myself picking out set after set of PJ's, when in the past, i'd be looking at the raciest lace bras and the sexiest strapless numbers.

perhaps i was making up for lost time. after all, i've not done any PJ-shopping for 3 years.

or perhaps i was seeking physical comfort, to make up for comfort on a deeper level.

then again, maybe i just want to go back home to melbourne.


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